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Burda: 7297 (Misses Coat, or Bathrobe) - Type:Loungewear    printable version
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Posted on:11/2/13 7:56 PM
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Burda: 7297 by cocosloft  Burda: 7297 by cocosloft  
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Pattern Rating:Highly Recommend
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Pattern Description: Bathrobe, dressing gown or just a casual wrap, suitable for daily use. Contrast trim option and attached belt.

I sewed this pattern as a long wrap robe.

Pattern Sizing: 10-22 / 36-48

Did it look like the photo/drawing on the pattern envelope once you were done sewing with it? Yes, with my modification.

Were the instructions easy to follow? Yes. However, Burda makes some assumptions about sewing experience. There are only 13 steps in the construction, and the instructions are very general. E.g., 'finish the edge' or 'finish the edges together'. And finishes and notches are not shown in illustrations.

What did you particularly like or dislike about the pattern? I don't have any dislikes - it's a nice pattern. The pieces fit together very well and are well-proportioned. Burda and I do well together!

The back waistband is so pretty and unique! It is quilted and attached to the bodice/skirt seam, with the tie belts secured underneath it at each side. Love it! I only did two lines of quilting, but can imagine what others might do here, monogramming, embroidery - a perfect palette!

I particularly like the drafting marks that Burda uses. Slashes instead of notches (and spare use of those), clear measurements in inches and centimeter for all sizes at bust apex, hip, and bottom width, and waist markings on both front and back pattern pieces. But the pieces are not terribly cluttered.

Fabric Used: I used Cielo rayon-poly-spandex blend from Fabric.com. This is a wonderful jersey knit. It has no vertical stretch to speak of, but has a very snappy horizontal stretch. It's very smooth and sews beautifully. The edges curl slightly but I found that a quick press before pinning took care of any issues in that area.

I sewed my seams with a walking foot and an elastic stitch, and finished them with my overlocker. For the quilting on the back waistband, I used low-loft non-fusible poly batting and a straight stitch with the walking foot.

Pattern alterations or any design changes you made: When I studied the pattern pieces, the only issue I anticipated was the depth of the wrap, which is about 4 or 5 inches. I like a robe to really wrap in the front.

I worked with the pattern and my much-loved-soon-to-be-gone cotton robe that's being replaced by this new one. Turned out the best starting place was the size 16 (I usually sew a size 14). And my only 'major' adjustment was for the front wrap.

I added 1.5" at the shoulder and then drafted a new front line, easing out a total of 3.5" just past the neckline curve. The same 1.5" were added to the back shoulder all the way to the waist .

The other change was a simple addition of 3" to the length. In the end, 1.5" would have been enough - but I think that is very fabric-dependent and will keep the addition for my next robe as well. Just in case!

Would you sew it again? Would you recommend it to others? Yes and yes! It looks just like the iconic Calvin Klein wrap robe - and feels wonderful.

Conclusion: Great little pattern! More pics and info on the changes I made on my blog...
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imsewcrazy said...
Beautiful!!!
11/2/13 8:13 PM
ArtAttack said...
Ooh, what a great robe! Love it.
11/2/13 9:15 PM
grays08 said...
I love this - what a great robe! I've been eyeing making a robe myself, just ordered a Vogue for it but would have much rather had this Burda (I love it for the same reasons as you)! Thanks so much for this review as I may just run out and get this one instead as it's perfect.
11/2/13 9:25 PM
Jstarr4250 said...
So very pretty- especially the quilted back waistband.
11/2/13 10:10 PM
AndreaSews said...
Love this robe, and the little quilted patch at the back!
11/2/13 10:31 PM
SewWil said...
Beautiful robe!
11/2/13 11:43 PM
Baja Susana said...
I need a new robe, my current one, that I love is falling apart. I am looking for the perfect pattern. Yours is lovely, especially the back detail.
11/3/13 2:15 AM
wendyrb said...
Really terrific! It sounds like you've earned a great robe for peaceful hanging out. Thanks for inspiring me and I'm sure there will be many others.
11/3/13 3:07 AM
cindyann said...
Very nice robe! I love the detail in the back.
11/3/13 10:12 AM
carolynw said...
And I too love your robe - I love these robes for our winter so I must get this pattern! Your sewing skills as always impeccable
11/3/13 10:45 AM
sewin said...
I love your robe. It's glamorous looking and I'm sure so cozy. Thanks for the inspiration.
11/4/13 9:36 AM
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